EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A group of eight Rhode Island State Troopers will lace up their sneakers to run in the Boston Marathon on Monday, raising money for Cops for Kids with Cancer.
So far, the team has raised $13,500 for the organization, but they hope to raise more in the coming days.
Their goal is to raise at least $15,000, which would allow them to give $5,000 a piece to three families.
This year’s team includes two veteran marathoners, Sgt. Ronald Longolucco, who will be running his fifth Boston Marathon and Trooper Amy Jackman, who will be running her third.
It will be the first Boston Marathon for the other six troopers: Jared Andrews, Robert Bentsen, Robert Fox, Kathryn Hirsch and Andrew Phillips.
This is the 16th year that the Rhode Island State Troopers have participated in the marathon, and the sixth straight year they have run to raise money for Cops for Kids with Cancer.